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CV triggered SK1 sampler

Monday, November 24th, 2008 | Posted in casperstuff

Just did this recording tonight. I modified a Casio SK1 so that I could trigger the “ONE KEY PLAY” feature using pulses from the modular synth. “ONE KEY PLAY” is a feature that works with the SK1s internal sequencer. Once you have recorded a melody into the sequencer you can play it back one note at a time by pressing the “ONE KEY PLAY” button. So I did a VERY simple mod which lets me trigger the OKP with a voltage pulse.
Then I sent one of the FX send channels from my mixer into the mic in on the SK1. THEN i triggered the samples back with the modular synth clock. This effect is all over this recording. You can hear it right at the beginning

Footage from Iceland

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 | Posted in casperstuff

Footage from the installation/show at The Lost Horse Gallery in Iceland.

sequencer madness

Sunday, November 9th, 2008 | Posted in casperstuff

I added a few inputs to my sequencer that allow you to advance the playback one step at a time using external clock sources. I connected two independent clocks to the sequencer. One is telling it to go forward the other is telling it to go backwards. As i adjust the two clocks you can see them fight for control of the sequence. Pretty simple but cool effect.

2 shows this thursday Nov 13th

Friday, November 7th, 2008 | Posted in casperstuff

I’m performing at Vanishing Point in Brooklyn at 11pm

I’m showing some drawings at ABCnoRio. The opening is at 7pm
Below is the flier released by curator Joyce Manalo

“Common Denominator” is a group show that examines society’s symbiotic relationships with machines. Three artists subversively eschew traditional ways of making art by inventing devices that exemplify duality as medium and process. Their works present a profound use of a machine-s intended use by expanding upon its repetition and predetermined mechanisms. This modus operandi of experimenting and altering linear form, monochromatic color and 1 bit sound provides autonomy that is traceable to discerning compositions.

Between 1977-1978, Anton Perich designed a device that goes beyond its product of highly expressive yet linear paintings in that it perpetually challenges his philosophy as an artist and as a machine.

Tristan Perich’s drawings capture the gray area that represents the paradox of systemizing randomness.

Peter Edward’s schematics offer a skeletal perspective of resurrected objects. The groupings of two-dimensional works by each artist are accompanied with an audio component to act as a bridge over the void between the executed works and the machine.


Participating artists include

Peter Edwards

Anton Perich
Tristan Perich


Opening takes place on Thursday, November 13 from 7:00PM-9:00PM
Exhibition will run from November 13 to December 10, 2008
Viewing hours: Sundays 1:00PM-6:00PM / Wednesday to Friday 4:00PM-8:00PM
Additional viewing hours available by appointment

ABC No Rio / 156 Rivington Street between Clinton & Suffolk Street
Metro: F to Delancey Street / J,M,Z to Essex Street

Featured Above: Tristan Perich, Untitled Triangle, 2007, ink on paper, 44″ x 66″.

Modular synth+circuit bent barbie karaokies+sequencers

Sunday, June 1st, 2008 | Posted in casperstuff

All sounds are generated by the modular synth (right) and two heavily modified barbie karaoke machines which have been mounted into a single housing (top left).

The synth is feeding through and being processed by one of the barbies. The second barbie is generating it’s own sounds. Both barbies are being controlled by the step sequencer (bottom left).
The synth is being controlled by the pulse divider (bottom center) and melody sequencer (top right).

All three sequencers are sync’d together using a common clock signal.

The C1 has landed!

Monday, May 26th, 2008 | Posted in casperstuff

The first batch of 25 is ready to go and I’m taking orders.

The C1 is available in three styles:
CS1 Speak&Spell
CM1 Speak&Math
CR1 Speak&Read

There’s tons of info on the C1 page
including videos
lots of sounds
and a complete users manual.
Units can be purchased here.

Thanks to Geoff Molt at Section9Studios for helping me get the C1 page working.

Interview on Brian Lehrer show part2

Friday, May 9th, 2008 | Posted in casperstuff

Here’s the interview:

interview on Brian Lehrer show

Thursday, May 8th, 2008 | Posted in casperstuff

I’ll be on the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC at 11:00 am on friday 5/9/08.
It will be broadcasting live….so anything can happen.
The stations in NYC are 93.9 FM and 820 AM. You should be able to listen to it online by going to the WNYC website and clicking on the “listen live” link.

Boss PS-3

Thursday, May 1st, 2008 | Posted in casperstuff

New piece in the finished pieces section. This is a rehoused and modified BOSS PS-3 pitch shifter pedal built for Otto Von Shirach.

Bent fests LA & NY

Thursday, May 1st, 2008 | Posted in casperstuff

I’m back from the LA bent fest and finished up with the NY one and I’m worn out! It was a whole lot of fun and I wish I was off to Minneapolis for more, but I’m happy to be back in the studio. I raffled off some Speak&Spells, met LOTS and lots of people, played with some awesome hand built instruments and made some music.
Big ups to DJ Tendraw, eraSure, Mimo, phil, Aaron, Dr.Rek, Austin, Alex, Joker, ….um ….who else? You know who you are.

Here’s an awesome picture from the NY fest taken by Christopher McDonald using his amazing LED printer. You really have to see it to believe/understand it. Check out Chris’ fantastic work here

There are a whole bunch of photo sets available from NY and LA and I’m sure there will be a bunch from Minneapolis. Click on the images below to link to the appropriate sets.

Los Angeles

Here’s a set from Univac.

Here are some beautiful pictures of the CRAZY LA venue.

LA photo set by Cooper Baker.

New York

Pictures by Mattew Besinger.

NY set from Alex of

There are lots of videos available as well. Here are two sideways videos from my performance in LA.

on a side note, today was a day of awesome news. I was asked to speak on the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC FM next month. I spoke with Mark Hosler of Negativland today who told me that they have a new album coming out this summer(!!!) with my circuit bent sounds all over it. so look for that! Also I was asked to speak at Hasbro toys in June for “inspiration day” (how crazy is that?) whoop